Why Origin?

A flexible responsible sourcing platform.

Precisely configured to client needs, Origin effectively monitors and manages information from multiple data sources to help ensure ongoing compliance and performance against goals and legislative requirements. Origin drives the identification of social, environmental and governance challenges to provide carefully considered risk-based due diligence around the specifics of your supply chain.

Why use Origin

Driving responsible sourcing.

Monitoring supply chain risk is complex and multi-faceted. Businesses operating across different sectors rely on complicated multi-tier supply chains, necessitating the need to meet numerous due diligence requirements. Many risks are beyond immediate control, with social, environmental and governance challenges requiring in-depth knowledge and understanding of supply chain specifics.

More sustainable.

Businesses must take tangible steps to become more sustainable, with supply chains having a central role.

Increased efficiency.

Sustainable supply chains use resources efficiently, avoid present and future regulation costs and improve reputation.

Reduced risk.

Poor sustainability management negatively impacts growth and profitability and carries the risk of fines, restricted market access, and the potential for lawsuits.

Robust diligence.

Robust due diligence requires continuous monitoring to assess supplier performance and guard against social, environmental and governance issues.

Multiple and disconnected data locations.

Disconnected data sources can make it challenging to integrate the data and develop a comprehensive view of the supply chain. This can lead to fragmented insights and limited visibility into the supply chain risks.

Time consuming and out of date reports.

Gathering data can be time-consuming, particularly when operating in multiple regions, with data often incomplete or outdated, making it challenging to report on sustainability performance accurately.

Inability to take quick action on risks & compliance issues.

Many companies don't have visibility into their supply chains, making it difficult to proactively identify risks and compliance issues due to factors such as the lack of information on suppliers or inadequate supply chain management systems.


Origin brings together data from multiple sources enabling businesses to monitor their supply chains and manage ESG risk. Understanding multiple characteristics, including audit results, raw material accreditations, product attributes and other influences, provides a clear view of risk and performance. Continuous supplier communication and monitoring help ensure compliance and highlight any potential issues. Streamlining data collection and management frees up teams to focus on strategy, initiatives, and improvements in the supply chain.

Up to date information.

Ensures information is up-to-date and accurate.

Combine data.

Combines data providing a comprehensive analysis of supplier performance.


Automation reduces team workload.


Realtime notifications alert teams to potential risks.

Issues & status.

Keep track of issues and status updates.


Dashboard analytics provide real-time insights across different aspects of the supply chain, allowing teams to focus on potential risks and due diligence issues. The flexible reporting function provides high-level summary reports and the option to deep dive into individual suppliers and specific areas of interest.

Supply chains can be visualised as org charts or plotted using actual locations on google maps, making them easy to navigate and understand.

Configurable reports.

Configurable reports to focus on different aspects of the supply chain.

Combine multiple influences.

Combine multiple influences to deliver actionable reports.

Filter and pivot data.

Filter and pivot data to focus on points of interest.


Origin simplifies the complex, giving teams better clarity across the supply chain, making it easier to identify risks, issues, and areas of improvement. Complete supply chain transparency provides an opportunity to make a meaningful difference from managing improvement plans to adjusting processes and raw material variations and demonstrating the positive impact of these actions.


Demonstrate how actions can impact performance,


Track the progress of initiatives.

Educate and collaborate.

Educate and collaborate with suppliers.


Meet your sustainability commitments.

We chose the Origin platform to create our sustainable procurement framework, which encourages best practices across our supply chain. The platform combines supplier data with research and insights and Origins rating engine provides a sustainability maturity score based on suppliers' actions and strategies. We're thrilled with the results, and we look forward to extending the platform further with the team at Grouptree.

Kevin Dunckley, Chief Sustainability Officer, HH Global

We’ve had a great experience working with Grouptree on the configuration and implementation of the Origin platform. The team dedicated time to understanding our needs, tailoring the platform to our supply chain and then being on hand to provide training and support us through the launch process.

Cerian Atwell, Senior Sustainability Manager – Environment and Chemicals, M&S

We're delighted to use Origin for our supply chain due diligence and transparency requirements. The flexibility of the system and the ability to configure the platform around the specifics of our supply chain were essential. The level of service and support is fantastic, and we always know we can get to through to the team whenever we need assistance.

Sally Williamson, Environmental Social Governance Manager, ALLSAINTS.

We are really pleased with how intuitive the platform is to use and being able to manage facility onboarding, assessments and audits in one place, all monitored on interactive dashboards is transforming the way we work with our suppliers.

Cerian Atwell, Senior Sustainability Manager – Environment and Chemicals, M&S

How does Origin integrate with other systems and platforms?

The importance of seamless integration with other systems and platforms is a cornerstone of Origins architecture. We use a variety of methods to push and pull data from 3rd party platforms. Our integration methods range from direct API integration to consuming and outputting raw Excel or CSV files. We provide customised integration solutions that meet our clients unique needs. If you have any questions or concerns about integrations our team is always available to provide support and guidance.

How does Origin support supplier engagement and collaboration?

We understand that supplier engagement and collaboration are critical components of responsible sourcing, and we have features and tools to address these challenges.

Suppliers are kept notified whenever there is a requirement for information to be shared through the integrated email communications engine as well as through notifications display on the suppliers’ dashboards. Team members collaborate with suppliers through an improvement plans module to share remediation plans and receive updates from their suppliers.

Supplier dashboards include a resources centre providing access to help, technical and performance standards documentation. Information is structured based on the supplier type surfacing information that is relevant to them. The resource centre provides suppliers with practical help via easy-to-access document files and the option to include embedded how-to videos

What are the reporting and analytics capabilities of your platform?

Origin offers a comprehensive reporting and analytics solution that includes real-time dashboards and configurable reports. The dashboards provide an overview of open tasks and supplier activity, such as required certifications, completion of assessments or audits, and changes to supplier status or risk ratings. The data grid views in Origin are sortable, filterable, and exportable in spreadsheet format, enabling teams to analyse and manipulate data as needed. With these tools, companies can gain valuable insights into their supply chain operations and make data-driven decisions to improve their sustainability and efficiency.

What kind of training and support do you offer?

Origin's intuitive user interface and integrated help text assist administrators in becoming adept at working within the platform. Nevertheless, we understand effective training and support are critical to the success of any new technology implementation. That's why we offer various training and support services to help our clients get the most out of our platform.

We hold regular client catchups remotely and on-site to provide training, advice, and information on available updates and developments. We also assign a dedicated account manager to every client, who is available to answer any questions and provide ongoing support.Our product and support teams are UK-based, and we pride ourselves on our responsiveness in answering queries and helping our clients derive the maximum benefit from the platform. Whether it&'s technical support, training, or advice on best practices, we're committed to providing our clients with the resources they need to succeed.

How does Origin calculate risk?

Using a data-driven approach, Origin calculates risk by interpreting multiple risk influences and inputs chosen by customers or specialist partners.

The platform provides companies with valuable insights into potential risks within their supply chains, including those related to governance, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and ethical sourcing.

Industry sectors have different risk profiles with unique intrinsic, demographic, and operational risk influences. As a result, companies need to tailor their risk management approaches based on their specific risk profiles. Origin helps companies implement the appropriate risk model and data sources to focus on supply chain due diligence efforts specific to their business and operations.


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To learn more about how Origin can help your business achieve outstanding due diligence and help ensure you have a responsible supply chain, please download our overview eBook.

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